Kathmandu, Nepal | 08:49 GMT
Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed at least five people in central Nepal, four of them in a shelter for survivors of a devastating earthquake, police said Friday.
Rescuers in Nepal's Nuwakot district are still searching for a nine-year-old boy missing since an overnight landslide crushed two bamboo and tin shelters built for families displaced by the April 25 quake.
By Majda Shabbir, IFRC
The roadside was populated with men and women, young and old, who had taken refuge on higher ground after rains washed away everything they ever owned. In the middle of the night, around 400 families fled from a flash flood caused by a torrential downpour, taking with them the few belongings they could salvage. This was the scene in Rajanpur district in southern Punjab, an area susceptible to sudden flash-floods due to its location at the foothills of the Suleiman Range.
The Brahmaputra and Jamuna is in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.
The Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend. The Ganges may fall while the Padma may likely to remain steady in next 48 hours.
The Surma-Kushiyara river systems are in rising trend.
In the next 72 hours the overall flood situation in the northern districts may likely to improve, while in the next 48 hours the flood situation in central and north-eastern part of the country may remain steady.
From the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Two Philippine Air Force helicopters performed relief operations at Brgy Tarmac, Villaviciosa, Abra. Twenty (20) sacks of assorted relief goods were transported to the area which was isolated from the town poblacion due to massive landslide.
Residents of the area who needed immediate medical attention were evacuated to Bangued PNP Provincial Headquarters for proper treatment. Two adults and four children were airlifted from the affected area.
Khaing Min Htoo
World Vision Myanmar
“I am very happy that I received these cooking utensils and others materials for my household. It is very useful for us when we return to our home to restart our lives,” says Mar Mar, 30, a mother of an 8-month-old son.
The flood-affected families from the villages of Pwintbyu are displaced and staying in evacuation camps in Yenangyaung, set up by the government.
9-man medical team departs to treat waterborne diseases
Singapore, 28 August 2015 – The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is deploying two response teams to the badly-hit Minkin township in the Sagaing Region, Myanmar, to serve over 1,200 families across seven villages.
OECS Commission 27/08/15 ---- The OECS Commission is engaging with regional and international agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the effects of tropical storm Ericka on the Commonwealth of Dominica as that country seeks to respond after floods devastated the island costing loss of life and leaving many homeless and lacking basic commodities on Thursday August 27, 2015.
Gerkhu, Nepal | AFP | Friday 8/28/2015 - 03:26 GMT
by Ammu KANNAMPILLY
As labour pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help.
She stumbled in the dark for two hours before reaching a handful of medical tents erected after the 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 flattened her local clinic.
For the past few months, heavy monsoonal rains have caused flash flooding and landslides across Myanmar. Huge swathes of the country have been affected, with homes, crops and lives all being lost. Thousands of people are still displaced.
But the flooding has also brought another, longer lasting, and more sinister threat to survivors: malaria. Right now, pools of warm, stagnant water lay on the ground and mosquito breeding will skyrocket. Malaria deaths will almost certainly rise.
Heavy rain, due to the passage of Tropical Cyclone GONI off the coast of the Korean peninsula, affected north-eastern Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the last few days causing floods and landslides. Approx. 218 mm of rain in 24 hrs were observed in Sinpo, 180 mm in Samjiyon and 120 mm in Chongjin over 25-26 August.
As of 26 August, media report 40 people dead, over 11 000 people affected, 153 homes destroyed and over 800 damaged in Rason city and north Hamgyong province.
Message: Dominica significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Erika. Regional response teams on standby for immediate deployment. Storm conditions are expected to continue over portions of the Leeward Islands, and reach the Virgin Islands later today.
This report is an update of the ‘Landslide and displacement update’ of 27 July 2015. The main objective of this note is to provide an overview of the current situation and limitations of the available data.
2.33 million people not living in original house
REACH/Shelter Cluster Assessment 17/05/2015
59,500 people in 104 sites >20 HH
CCCM DTM 21/07/2015
Almost 80,000 people relocated due to landslide
Media sources 17/08/2015 risks
Caribbean - Tropical Cyclone ERIKA
• ERIKA continues moving north-west as a Tropical Storm. On 27 August, at 9.00 UTC, its centre was located between Grand Terre of Guadeloupe and the island of Antigua.
• Over the next 24h, ERIKA’s intensity may slightly increase, but will remain a Tropical Storm. Its centre is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands on 27 August and near or north of Puerto Rico early on 28 August UTC.
Susan G. de Leon
PASIG CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA)--President Benigno Aquino III yesterday inspected a relocation site for informal settler families (ISFs) living along Manggahan Floodway.
The project is now home to some 120 former Informal Settler Families (ISFs) living along the Manggahan Floodway.
Aquino said the project is part of his administration’s principle to “Build Back Better.”
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas assured all out support of the national government in the rehabilitation efforts of local government units affected by the recent typhoon Ineng.
“Ang buong pamahaalan national ninyo ay nakatutok sa mga problema ninyo para sa ganun lalong madaling panahon ay mapanumbalik ang kondisyon ng buhay, asahan niyo an gaming kooperasyon sa bagay nay an,” Roxas declared during the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council meeting and briefing at the Benguet Capitol on Wednesday.
By Ko Moe
Yangon, 27 Aug— A medical team from Thailand arrived at Mindaladon airbase on Thursday morning and flew to Hinthada to provide healthcare assistance for flood victims in the delta region over the next week.
The team includes surgeons, pediatricians, specialists, GPs, nurses and 29 other health staff and it will work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
The team will treat patients at Kyatkun Station Hospital, Dabi Station Hospital as well as in Zalun, Myanaung, Laymyethna, Ingapu and Kyangin Townships.
Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity
Africa Weather Hazards
Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.
Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.
137 CAR refugees were registered in Bétou areas and Brazzaville this week. The number of new arrivals, except for the regularization, is currently lower.
Up to 23 August 2015, 29,884 CAR refugees were registered in the Republic of Congo, including 19,473 who arrived after 5 December 2013.
Miami, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 18:56 GMT
At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Many others were reported missing in Dominica and the storm has caused widespread flooding there, according to local media reports.